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General Discussion / Re: What a heat gun can do
« on: October 27, 2011, 10:48:46 PM »
Heat gun horror story:
I'm currently working for Automotive Design and Fabrication and we do custom Mercedes sprinter van conversions. I had to vinyl wrap an A/C drop down pyramid that involved a few stitches and a whole lot of heat. Thing came out perfect after about 6 hours of figuring it out. As i was trimming the excess material, in a spat of negligence i set part of the piece on the tip of the heat gun and instantly but a huge whole in the side. Luckily I had enough excess material to pull and stretch it to a place where it wouldn't be seen, but it was almost a huge problem. Moral of the story, heat guns can be dangerous, but work great when ya pay attention lol

General Discussion / A little tuesday morning chuckle
« on: August 30, 2011, 09:24:47 AM »
Three surgeons are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.
*The first surgeon said, "Electricians are the best, everything inside is color coded."
*The second surgeon says, "No, I think librarians are, everything inside them is in alphabetical order"
*The third surgeon shut them up when he said: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine. Plus, the head and the ass are interchangeable

General Discussion / Re: Added a Juki to the Family
« on: August 25, 2011, 09:34:46 AM »
They would have to have clutch motors to do so!

General Discussion / Re: Looking small quantity of stratoglass or equiv.
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:27:49 PM »
To be honest I'm not exactly sure what they refer to it as. I have 2 samples here, and correction, its 12g and 20g. There is no part number on it either. I asked for isinglass and they told me they had clear vinyl in these gauges. If you were to contact them and mention clear vinyl in those gauges they will know exactly what your talking about.

General Discussion / Re: Ruined a perfectly good needle today
« on: August 24, 2011, 11:12:53 AM »
Oh man, I was on a fishing boat one time and a guy went to cast out, and hooked the deckhand in the mouth! The deckhand was pisssssed! The guy didnt realize what he had done and kept tugging on the pole!

General Discussion / Re: Ruined a perfectly good needle today
« on: August 24, 2011, 08:46:20 AM »
Ha!, Talk about a bad habit.

General Discussion / Re: Is This a Good Deal?
« on: August 23, 2011, 10:46:43 PM »
Nothing to do with appreciation, but understanding. Infact, I usually tip quite well wether or not I agree with it, and you know what, I'm sure it probably would have such a time.  8) But back on topic, did you hear about that gay midget? He finally came out of the cupboard.

General Discussion / Re: Looking small quantity of stratoglass or equiv.
« on: August 23, 2011, 08:54:21 PM »
Scott Fabric's out of Memphis has 16g and 20g. Also not stratoglass, but same genre.

General Discussion / Re: Ruined a perfectly good needle today
« on: August 23, 2011, 08:26:11 PM »
Man, I feel for ya June. I can relate with puncture wounds allll to well. Apart from stapling my fingers countless times, before upholstery I worked as a carpenter. One day I was nailing a stud into the bottom plate and had the nail gun laying on the ground next to me. When I kneeled down to stand up I kneeled on the safety of the nail gun, which is right where the nail exits, and grabbed the nail gun by the trigger, and BAM. 16 penny nail right into my knee, stopped on bone. It actually sucked my jeans into my knee! Suprising thing was that it did not hurt at all when it happened, it was more of a warm sensation. So I pulled the nail out and kept working. Next day i woke up and could not even walk. Went to the doctor and had it x-rayed, he said he could not believe how lucky I was, it had hit the tibia in the knee, and stopped. Didn't fracture it or nothing, merely punctured it. Never the less it hurt for about 2 weeks, and I had to walk around on crutches and take an absence from work. But I feel for your finger, because they are sensitive and it will be sore in the morning no doubt. Hope all is well!

General Discussion / Re: Another spin-off
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:58:59 PM »
You know, to be honest getting my license and tax id number was not really on the top of my list of things to do when I started this business. The only reason that I did was because when I began looking into vendor's it seemed every one required a contract which in turn required a tax id number. I also figured stating the business license number may work as an avenue for legitimacy when advertising. Figured it really can't hurt anything, I just document everything bought through my vendor's and figure out the 7% sales tax (Tennessee) and put that into a separate account, and send it in every month. Thought I may as well start everything out on the right track so it never comes back on me later.

General Discussion / Re: tips
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:38:29 PM »
No absolutely not, I could not agree more. I mean a tip for exceptionally good service is one thing, but like you said an expected 15% gratuity to do a job they are already paid to do I think is ridiculous. If they have a problem with their pay rates I think it should be brought up with management, or their choice in career. What bugs me is that, tip or no tip, if it isn't what they feel we should tip then we are pricks. What if the food is bad? I wouldn't want to tip for bad food wether or not its the servers problem or not, truth be told. Right hand needs to talk to the left hand every once and again.

General Discussion / Re: tips
« on: August 23, 2011, 04:04:53 PM »
Yeah, it's funny because I spent a few months backpacking Europe, and until I figured it out everywhere I went I was getting these weird looks for tipping. Ha! What blew me away was in Rome, we went to get some gelato and the price to sit down inside and eat it opposed to getting it to go was double!

General Discussion / Re: Is This a Good Deal?
« on: August 23, 2011, 01:14:21 PM »
Yo if it "needs timing" make sure that the shuttle hook hasn't been smacked around by a beginner and is now in need of replacing, ad seems to say head only so may need table and motor too. Sometimes cheap machines cost more than reconditioned from a reputable dealer. Anyway what's the dang thing doin' in the guys cupboard, cross dressing or somethink?

Where does it mention anything about a "cupboard"? I see it says that its sitting in his closet, and a closet makes good storage space. Specially for someone who said he wanted to do upholstery as a hobby, and then realized he was no good at it. Doubt it had anything to do with cross dressing, in the least.

General Discussion / Re: tips
« on: August 23, 2011, 01:09:48 PM »
Dont drink and drive.

General Discussion / Re: Does Your Supplier Sell to the Public ?
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:23:46 PM »
I got a tax number before I even started doing business for the sole purpose of getting a contract with a wholesale supplier. All the suppliers I inquired with required a taxid number to open a wholesale account.

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